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EDUCATION:
2017-2020, Integrated Design and Management, MIT, Boston/USA
2011-2015, Product Design and Manufacture, University of Nottingham, Ningbo/China
2013-2014, Industrial Design, UNSW, Sydney/Australia

EXPERIENCE:
2019 - present, Co-founder and CPO, Butlr Technologies, San Francisco /USA.
2019 - present, Co-founder and Creative Director, Radical Department, San Francisco/USA.
2019, Foresight + Product Design Intern, Seymourpowell, London/UK.
2018 - 2019, Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge/USA.
2017 - 2018, Industrial Designer, Furrytail, Hangzhou/China.
2017 - 2018, Design researcher, MIT Design Lab, Cambridge/USA.
2015 - 2016, Development Engineer - (Management associate), Hilti, Shanghai/China

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2019, "Bubble", ACM CHI Conference, Glasgow/UK.
2019, "Dual and Luna", Milan Design Week, curated by Ventura Project, Milan/Italy
2015, Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore

AWARDS:
2020, Graduate Student Merit Award (GSMA) winner, IDSA, USA.
2020, Platinum Winner, A'Design Award, Italy.
2018, Bronze Winner, A’ Design Award, Como/Italy.
2019, Sliver Winner, European Product Design Award.
2017, Gold Winner, IDA Design Award, USA.
2017, Silver Winner, International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2017, USA
2017, Gold Winner, A’ Design Award, Italy
2017, Sliver Winner, European Product Design Award.
2016, Bronze Winner, A’ Design Award, Italy.
2015, Gold Winner, IDA Design Award, USA.
2015, Bronze Winner, IDA Design Award, USA.
2015, Honorable mention, Reddot Award: Design Concept, Singapore
2014, Gold Winner, IDA Design Award, USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2020, "2020 Graduate Student Merit Award (GSMA) winner", IDSA, USA
2020, "Ones to Watch in Sensors and AI", 500 Startup
2019, "MDW 2019 MUST-SEE SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR DESIGN EVENTS", italianbark
2019, "Coolest Ventura Future's Exhibitions", LUXOS
2019, "Press release Milan Design Week 2019", Ventura Future
2018, "A’Design Award: 5 progetti vincitori per 5 categorie", ARREDATIVO
2019, "Ventura Centrale and Ventura Future two events not to be missed", ARREDATIVO
2019, "MILAN19: MIT INTEGRATED DESIGN & MANAGEMENT (IDM)", Artsthread
2017, "Winning Communication Designs, Graphics, Packaging", DesignTaxi
2017, "Today's #designhighlight can help reduce plastic waste and keep you clean!", IDSA
2017, "Award-winning Student Wooed by World's Top Unis", Women of China
2017, "Chinese student accepted by seven top US universities", South China Morning Post
2017, Xinhua News
2017, Yahoo News

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2020, "Mollusca: Design and Fabrication of a Crawling Origami Robot", IEEE: The 17th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR 2020)
2019, "Bubble: Wearable Assistive Grasping Augmentation Based on Soft Inflatables", Late Breaking WorK, ACM CHI

BOOKS:
2020, "Designing A Circular Future E-book", SOMA Studio

ACCOLADES:
2020, Graduate Student Merit Award (GSMA) winner, IDSA, USA

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Advanced)
Chinese (Native)

WEB SITE:
https://www.jianizeng.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.jianizeng.com/

RSS URL:
https://www.jianizeng.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-10-04 05:25:15

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

Awards received by Jiani Zeng


Glasses Plus Interchangeable Cover Frame

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2015
Yi Teng Shih & Jiani Zeng for Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (pdm) At The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Luna Sauce Dish

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category in 2018
Jiani Zeng and Jillian Qua for Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Integrated Design and Management
Dual Zero Waste

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2016
Yi Teng Shih and Jiani Zeng for University of Nottingham Ningbo China (m3 Dept)
Tag Tag Mark Disposable Cups

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Disposable and Single-Use Product Design Category in 2016
Jiani Zeng and Yi Teng Shih for University of Nottingham Ningbo China (m3 Dept)
Unream Voxel Printed Lamp

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Category in 2019
Jiani Zeng and Honghao Deng for Mit Hci Engineering Group

Runner-Up status designs by Jiani Zeng and Honghao Deng


Novice Saver Virtual Sketch Assistant

Runner-Up for Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design Category in 2014
Jiani Zeng for Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (m3/Fose/Unnc)

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